Sketches of proposed $25M sports complex released by Seacoast Mavericks owner
DOVER - For the first time, the public is seeing pictures of the proposed baseball complex in Dover. The owner of the Seacoast Mavericks Baseball Team, Dave Hoyt, shared them with NH1 News.
Tuesday night, a couple of hundred residents showed up to a planning board meeting in Dover. Many of them voiced strong opposition to the ballpark which Hoyt has proposed building near the Spaulding Turnpike.
Despite neighbors who said they were concerned about traffic and noise, the Dover Planning Board voted unanimously to approve the rezoning of the land from residential to industrial. Now the Dover City Council must approve the project, which includes a 1500-seat stadium, four baseball fields, an indoor training facility, two hotels, and a restaurant.
“There will be beer. Whether we have other alcohol is another story, but we’ll have a beer license,” said Hoyt.
The collegiate Seacoast Mavericks Baseball Team, which currently plays at Leary field in Portsmouth is non-profit. Hoyt has been trying for 5 years to build a sports complex where local athletes can be recognized and scouted by colleges and professionals
“It would be really nice if we had something within striking distance of Boston to showcase baseball and softball,” Hoyt added.